Join dotcomUNDERGROUND on Facebook Follow dotcomUNDERGROUND on Twitter Get updates by email dotcomUNDERGROUND RSS Feed
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

While executing a command in Windows Vista command prompt you might get the error “The requested operation requires elevation.

The requested operation requires elevation

In my case, I got the error while trying out the ipconfig /flushdns command to clear DNS resolver cache in Windows VISTA.

This is actually part of the User Account Control (UAC) feature of Windows Vista that controls the program execution as normal user, administrator or other user types with different access control. You will get this prompt because that program will need to be run as administrator, so the quick way to fix it is re-run by right clicking the program and select Run as administrator.

To do so, first click on the “Start” button.
Click on the Start button

Then click on “All Programs“:
All Programs

Under “Accessories” group you will find the “Command Prompt“.
Accessories - Command Prompt

Now right click on the Command Prompt and click on “Run as administrator“.
Run as administrator

Now you will be on the command prompt as administrator and perform all commands.
Run command prompt as administrator


Join dotcomUNDERGROUND on Facebook Follow dotcomUNDERGROUND on Twitter Get updates by email dotcomUNDERGROUND RSS Feed
Get updates delivered to your email:  Enter email address:  

Tags:
Categories: Tech, Tips and Tricks, Tutorials

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.

Get Update Notifications

 Subscribe in a reader Or, subscribe via email:
Enter your email address:  
dotcomUNDERGROUND RSS Feed
Find entries :

Browse by Tags »